Category: Hospital

Royal College of Nursing still ‘extremely’ worried about Shropshire hospital care

It has emerged that the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Ted Baker, had written to NHS England outlining concerns about continuing poor care at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

In his letter he said that special administration, seen previously at the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, which was eventually dissolved, could be an option if the situation does not improve.

The CQC and the NHS have been meeting to discuss the plans to improve the hospitals, but no decision has yet been taken.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Lindsay Meeks, Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing in the West

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U.S. News Releases the 2020 – 2021 Best Children’s Hospitals and New “Hospital Heroes” Series | Press Room

Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today published the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings to help families facing complex and rare conditions find the best medical care for their children. To accompany the rankings, U.S. News launched the U.S. News Hospital Heroes project, a series of profiles and reports on a diverse array of frontline health care workers from hospitals across the country.

As the world and its health care systems grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. News remains committed to providing data-driven information and guidance to help patients,

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U.S. News Releases 2020-21 Best Hospitals Rankings and Special ‘Hospital Heroes’ Series During Historic Year for Health Care

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings, today released the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings. The 31st edition includes special recognition of the herculean efforts being mounted by the nation’s health professionals who have stepped up during COVID-19, often at great personal risk. The U.S. News Hospital Heroes series is a cornerstone of this year’s rankings package, profiling more than 65 health care heroes from across the country, along with commentary from top executives at hospitals who faced the pandemic head on.

“The pandemic has altered, perhaps permanently, how patients

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Colleges offering dorms as hospital overflow for virus cases

A growing number of U.S. colleges are preparing to turn empty dorms into temporary housing for patients with the coronavirus as the nation’s hospitals brace for a possible surge of cases that could push treatment centers beyond their limits

BOSTON —
A growing number of U.S. colleges are preparing to turn empty dorms into temporary housing for patients with the coronavirus as the nation’s hospitals brace for a possible surge of cases that could push treatment centers

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College students struggle to make campus housing decisions

When the UC Irvine campus abruptly shut down in mid-March in response to the coronavirus — like many colleges across the country — Lori Sinanian immediately left her nearby apartment to shelter with her family in Los Angeles.

To break the lease on the Irvine Co-owned apartment, Sinanian and her three roommates ponied up nearly $2,000 apiece.

“It was a horrible situation,” said Sinanian, who is graduating this month. “We paid two months extra for an empty apartment.”

The situation isn’t unique to Sinanian. Dozens of students are now protesting Irvine Co.’s practices amid the pandemic and recently urged local

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